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Marcus Ranum in Europe

For those readers that are located in Europe, Marcus Ranum, Tenable’s CSO, will be speaking at two events in Q2 of 2008:


On April 23rd and 24th, Marcus Ranum will be speaking at the Mnemonic Risk Management and Information Security Conference 2008 in Norway. The conference will be held at the Ulleval Business Class. He kicks off the conference with his talk titled: “Lateral Thinking in Security”.

Computer security, as a field, appears to be trapped in a hamster-wheel of repeating the same ideas over and over again. And the results are clear: 15 years into the field, more systems are getting compromised than ever, in spite of billions of dollars and thousands of man-years invested. Why is this happening? It's possible that we're going about doing things backwards and trying harder isn't going to result in any improvement. In this presentation, he'll look at a few things that don't work as well as they should, and he'll try to come up with "plan B" options.


On June 4, 5 and 6, Marcus Ranum will be keynoting the SÉCURITÉ DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION in Rennes, France. Marcus will begin the conference with his keynote titled: “Anatomy of The Security Disaster”

Computer security has historically been a disaster and continues to be a disaster. Many practitioners have attempted to explain it in terms of risk management, failure to communicate, or lack of education. In reality, it is a simpler social problem, and is not solvable by any means short of a redesign of human behavior. The view he will present has implications for the real meaning behind why economic models represent "market failures" and risk management approaches are merely "hand-waving."

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